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Cool: Paul Feig Wrote One Of The High School Scenes For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 9:20 AM
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One of this writer's annual traditions is to take some time out to watch the first, and sadly only, season of "Freaks & Geeks." As fans of the short-lived program know, it was an early stomping ground for the talents of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, a place where their innate talent to zero in on the truth of the high school experience -- in all its hilarious awkwardness -- and relationships between men and women, first came into full bloom. Of course both have since gone on to bigger things, but it looks like Feig has returned to the hallowed halls once more to punch up one of the biggest comic movies of the year.

Glimpse Spider-Man's Musical Future In New Image from Marc Webb's Reboot

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 19, 2012 11:41 AM
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The newest image from director Marc Webb's “The Amazing Spider-Man” reboot has hit the net, and it hints a musical interlude of dazzling import could loom in the webbed crusader's future, and he's developed the perfect accessories for it.

Poster-Palooza: New One-Sheets For 'On The Road,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man' & 'The Host'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2012 1:39 PM
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Yes, lots of new posters to dazzle your eyeballs, so let's jump right in. There are few things surer in life than death and taxes, but at least this week, you can add "On The Road" appearing at the Cannes Film Festival. With the festival set to unveil their slate on Thursday, the new film from Walter Salles is one of surer bets out there. The latest -- and sunniest -- one sheet from the film has arrived, this time focusing on the lovely Kirsten Dunst who plays Carolyn Cassady in the film. She was married to Neal Cassady and was a friend of the Beats including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. And sorry KStew fans, we're still waiting on a poster for her....

New Images From 'The Expendables 2,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation,' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 16, 2012 12:56 PM
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The summer movie season is only a few weeks away. Indeed, in some parts of the world, it's already underway. Due to the Euro 2012 football tournament, the rest of the world are getting several films, including "The Avengers" and "Prometheus" early, and many territories were unlucky enough to get "Battleship" in their multiplexes last week. But things kick off in the U.S. on May 4th with "The Avengers," with roughly one massive tentpole following every week after that.

Watch: New Footage In International Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2012 9:56 AM
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"Prometheus" is offering up one of the most exciting movies of the year, "The Dark Knight Rises" promises the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's game-changing franchise, "The Avengers" assembles every Marvel superhero under one roof... what does "The Amazing Spider-Man" have to offer? A reboot of the comic story Sam Raimi turned into a trilogy that only ended five years ago, Sony and Marc Webb will need to do some convincing, but it seems they are offering a grittier take than the previous, more light-hearted (and emo) effort.

Andrew Garfield Does Crazy Breakdancing Moves In New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Photo

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2012 6:43 PM
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What's the take on the Spider-Man character this time? "He’s a lone wolf… Erratic, angry, rebellious," Andrew Garfield told Total Film recently. "Peter is an outsider. Because that’s what he has to do to protect himself. He was dropped once; he doesn’t want to be dropped again. It’s difficult to get close to him.”

The Mix: Toronto Goes Tokyo In 'Pacific Rim' Footage; Donald Glover Set For 'Spider-Man' Cameo (Sort Of) & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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So, Guillermo Del Toro's big secret blockbuster "Pacific Rim" is now shooting in the chameleonic Toronto, but instead of standing in for New York City or Chicago as it usually does, the streets have been completely redone as Tokyo. CBC News has a report which shows off some flashes of sets and behind the scenes action, and yes, they do call it "Still Seas" which we presume is the working title being tossed around town so fanboys don't storm with the city with dodgy cell phone cameras. Watch below.

Watch: 3 Brief Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 3:44 PM
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So, how to do you show off your big screen reboot of a beloved comic book hero coming back to the multiplex in a new sexy 3D movie? With smartphone ready clips, it seems.

Watch: Denis Leary Talks To Daily Bugle TV In New 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Viral Video

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 19, 2012 8:58 AM
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WonderCon was this weekend, and as you might have noted, all eyes were on "Prometheus," with Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic debuting about nineteen different trailers over the course of the weekend, leading the other big comic book movies that were at the fair to fight for scraps of attention. Among them: "The Amazing Spider-Man," Marc Webb's reboot of Sony's key Marvel superhero franchise.

'Chronicle' Director Josh Trank In Talks To Helm 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Venom'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 6, 2012 8:33 PM
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After the modest success of the low-budgeted "Chronicle," 27-year-old director Josh Trank seems to have been labeled a superhero guy by Hollywood. Even though the superpowered leads of his surprisingly effective found-footage flick never donned a cape, Trank was picked out by Fox (who bankrolled "Chronicle") as the man they wanted to direct their reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise. The young helmer's been non-commital about the project, though, and it seems like another film may have grabbed his attention, albeit one still firmly in the comic book world.

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